Leeds Rhinos quintet included in England Academy squad for 2014

Elliot Minchella.
Elliot Minchella.
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Leeds Rhinos’ Ash Handley, Elliot Minchella, George Milton, Matt Stableford and Robbie Ward have been named in the 2014 England Academy squad.

In addition, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ Max Jowitt and Castleford Tigers’ Will Maher have also been included.

The 2014 season will see an increase of players involved with a 36-man training squad selected for the England Academy (under-18s) who take on Australian High Schools in December.

Elsewhere, Leeds Rhinos’ Cameron Smith, Morgan Smith, Connor Sunderland, Rory Dixon and Ryan Jones have been named in the 2014 England Youth squad.

Wakefield’s Will Dagger and Liam Paisley are also in the England squad who play play a two-match Test series in France at Easter, as well as matches against Wales.

England Academy 36-man squad: Adam Saunders (St Helens); Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos); Brandon Moore (RFL Cumbria Academy); Dave Hewitt (St Helens); David Thompson (Wigan Warriors); Elliot Minchella (Leeds Rhinos); Gabriel Fell (Wigan Warriors); George Milton (Leeds Rhinos); Harry Tyson Wilson (Hull FC); Jack Logan (Hull FC); Jack Downs (Hull FC); Jack Johnson (Warrington Wolves); Jake Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors); Jake Moore (Wigan Warriors); Jansin Turgut (Hull FC); Joe Bretherton (Wigan Wariors); Joe Hambley (Cumbria Academy); Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants): Kurtis Quinn (Cumbria Academy); Luke Waterworth (Wigan Warriors); Macaulay Davies (Wigan Warriors); Matt Stableford (Leeds Rhinos); Matty Fleming (St Helens); Max Jowitt (Wakefield); Mikey Wood (Huddersfield Giants); Nick Gregson (Wigan Warriors); Oliver Davies (St Helens); Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors); Robbie Ward (Leeds Rhinos); Ryan Ince (Widnes Vikings); Sam Luckley (RFL North East Academy); Toby Everett (London Broncos); Toby King (Warrington Wolves); Tom Calland (St Helens); Tyler Dickinson (Huddersfield Giants); Will Maher (Castleford Tigers).

England Youth 35-man squad: Brad Clavering (Hull FC); Brad Walker (RFL Cumbria Academy); Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos); Carl Ceoghan (St Helens); Charlie Phythian (Warrington Wolves); Charlie Weaver (Hull FC); Chris Follin (St Helens); Connor Sunderland (Leeds Rhinos); Connor Fitzsimmon (RFL Cumbria Academy); Craig Mullen (Wigan Warriors); Dan Norman (Warrington Wolves); Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings); George Moore (Warrington Wolves); Izaac Farrell (Huddersfield Giants); Jack Fox (Warrington Wolves); Jack Gordon (RFL Cumbria Academy); Jack Wells (Wigan Warriors); Jake Woods (RFL North East Academy); Jonathon Cameron (RFL Cumbria Academy); Jordan Lane (Hull FC); Josh Ganson (St Helens); Lewis Bienek (London Broncos); Lewis Heckford (Wigan Warriors); Liam Paisley (Wakefield); Liam Walsh (Widnes Vikings); Matty English (Huddersfield Giants); Max Dudley (Wigan Warriors); Morgan Smith (Leeds Rhinos); Oliver Ashall (Widnes Vikings); Patrick Casey (Wigan Warriors); Rob Fairclough (St Helens); Rory Dixon (Leeds Rhinos; Ryan Jones (Leeds Rhinos); Sam Brady (Wigan Warriors); Will Dagger (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Panthers).

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